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Liz Trakeniski graduated Birmingham University school of education in 1976 and has a background of more than thirty five years of community work in England and Israel. Following her coming to livein Israel in 1981 Liz worked on Project Renewal representing overseas communities (United Kingdom and Australia) as well as coordinating social rehabilitation programs in Jaffa. In 1986 Liz established the first independently run community center in the country, Rosh Pituach in Herzliya.Her activities have included representing Israel abroad as an emissary and she is a board member and volunteer on two nonprofit organizations. Following several years as a volunteer in ESRA, she joined the staff in 1993 later becoming the executive director. ​Recently having left her position as​ Director of Community Investments at Matan - Investing in the Community​, Liz is now a consultant for NGOs and has also entered the world of real estate in Israel.​She is mother to Benji & Sharon, finds time, albeit limited, for film, study and watching tennis.
Orr Joffe (right) handing out a gift and a personal greeting

Student Orr Joffe holding face shield clasps, printed on her 3D printer

Photos: Ilana Dedik The positive side of a crisis in Israel ...
Renee Goldway ... looking back on her rich and varied life

The Event 1995 at Wingate (from left) Renee Goldway, PM Yitzhak Rabin and Frankie Cronin

Renee Goldway with Merle Guttmann and guest at an ESRA event

ESRA's 40th anniversary has given us an opportunity to look ...
Gert Guttmann . . . a generous soul, always a gentleman

The architect . . . Gert Guttmann at work on a project in his office

​In 1995 I asked Gert for some advice. I was planning to reb...
Sara Elkes ... a woman of valor

There are perhaps a handful of people whom we meet in life w...
Robert Langbart

Robert Langbart - 1930-2015 Born in Johannesburg, South Afri...
Above:The Kremlin by Josef.Stuefer-www.flickr.com/creativecommons



Alexander Lerner’s portrait of Albert Einstein

Story and Photos by Liz Trakeniski The announcement of the r...

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